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Contemporary Music Studies - CMS

CMS focus on performance skills from beginner to advanced levels including the accredited Diploma course.

Individual tuition is available on piano/ keyboard, guitar, bass, vocal, saxophone and drums under highly qualified and experienced teachers/performers. CMS tutors teach Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Funk and Latin music.

Classes are also available for music theory, ear training and songwriting (by Expression of Interest).

Students are encouraged to join one of the ensembles at the Conservatorium where a variety of skills such as group playing, performance and stage craft are explored to music industry standard and individual progress is assessed regularly.


Contemporary Music Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble: Steve Smillie

Jazz Ensemble


Ashley TurnerGuy StrazzSteve SmillieYvette Masters


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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.